Germany

Merkel Meets with Turkey about Joining EU

Pledges to continue talks, despite disagreements

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BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany met with Turkey's prime minister here on Wednesday and pledged that the European Union would continue to pursue talks "in good faith" over Turkey's accession to the bloc, despite disagreements that have proved challenging for both sides.

"The E.U. is an honest negotiating partner," Ms. Merkel said. "These negotiations will continue irrespective of the questions that we have to clarify."